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FBI Director Says You Should Cover Your Webcam With Tape

Do you cover your webcam with tape or a sticker? Mark Zuckerberg does. It’s used to guard against hackers who might want to peek at your or your environment through your devices. And now the FBI Director has come out defending his own use of tape on his devices.


Israeli Teens Arrested In Connection With 'Majority' Of Recent DDoS Attacks

Two Israeli 18-year-olds have been arrested in connection with an FBI investigation into vDOS, a cyberattack service that has been credited with perpetrating “a majority” of the DDoS attacks over the last few years.


FBI: Hillary Clinton Didn't Know 'C' In Emails Meant Classified

The FBI has released a report on its investigation and interview with Hillary Clinton over the use of a private email server while she was US Secretary of State.


Traffic Surged To A Child Porn Ring After The FBI Took Over

Way back in February 2015, the FBI infiltrated Playpen, a child pornography ring on the dark web. After taking control of the site, the FBI could have shut it down. But it didn’t.


FBI Took Months To Tell The DNC About The Russians

We all have secrets, but sometimes it’s important to share no matter what. According to a report from Reuters, however, it appears that even though the FBI suspected the Russian government was behind the attacks last spring, it took months for agents to let the DNC know.


Hacking A Celebrity's Phone In The 1930s Was Actually Similar To Today

Myrna Loy was a huge movie star in the 1930s and 40s. She starred in classic films like The Thin Man (1934), Manhattan Melodrama (1934), and The Best Years of Our Lives (1946). Ed Sullivan crowned her “Queen of the Movies.” But celebrity always has a dark side.


The FBI Says Its Malware Isn't Malware Because The FBI Is Good

The FBI is facing accusations that malware it deployed while running Operation Playpen, a sting that infiltrated and maintained a dark web child pornography website for two weeks and eventually led to more than 100 arrests, was illegal. But the agency swears that using malware was good because, well, the FBI had good intentions.


The FBI's Facial Recognition Software Has Never Been Properly Tested For Accuracy

Since 2011 the FBI has used facial recognition software to identify people during criminal investigations. The agency combs through a database of over 411 million photos, including everything from mugshots to driver’s licenses. Today, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report that’s critical of the technology.


The FBI Is Developing Software To Track And Sort People By Their Tattoos 

An Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) investigation just revealed an awfully Orwellian fact: the FBI is working with government researchers to develop advanced tattoo recognition technology. This would allow law enforcement to sort and identify people based on their tattoos to determine “affiliation to gangs, sub-cultures, religious or ritualistic beliefs, or political ideology”.


The FBI Is Letting Tech Companies Off The Leash, But Only A Little Bit

Today, Yahoo announced the public disclosure of three National Security Letters it received from the FBI — an acknowledgement that has never happened before, according to Yahoo.


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